Detection of ancient settlement mounds – Archaeological survey based on the SRTM terrain model

Abstract

In the present study we demonstrate the value of the SRTM 3 arc-second terrain model for a virtual survey of archaeological sites -the detection and localization of ancient settlement mounds in the Near East. These so-called "tells" are the result of millennia of settlement activity within the period from 8000-1000 BC, and form visible landmarks of the… (More)

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